In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week Feb 27, 2018

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In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week Feb 27, 2018

In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Feb 20, 2018 – Feb 27, 2018

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Caroline Pennycook

Caroline PennycookCaroline Pennycook, 75, of Cross Plains, died Monday February 26, 2018 at her home. Her remains were cremated and private family services were conducted.

Mrs. Pennycook was born May 26, 1942 in Cleveland, OH to the late Virgil and Bonnie Powell West.

She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. Mrs.

floral squarePennycook is survived by her husband of 56 years: Richard G. Pennycook of Cross Plains, sons: Edward Pennycook of Baker, FL, Douglas Pennycook of New Market, AL, daughter: Elizabeth McKay of Springfield, brother: George West of Florida, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Terry Herbert Smith

Terry Herbert SmithA Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Terry Herbert Smith, age 77 of Nashville, will be held from 2:00pm until 5:00pm on Sunday, March 4, at Belmont Church, 68 Music Square East in Nashville, TN. He passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his home.

Terry was a passionate parent, grandparent and creator of music and furniture. He leaves a legacy as a pioneer in the music industry as one of the first copyright administrators serving thousands of music publishers and their writers, both in the floral squareUS and abroad.

He is survived by his wife and three children, 12 Grandchildren, 16 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Billy Louis Harrison

Billy Louis  HarrisonBilly Louis Harrison, age 86 of Hendersonville and formerly of Martin TN, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018. He was a wonderful husband and Dad, and was always friendly and very outgoing. He served as Mayor and Alderman in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, and served 3 terms as Alderman from 2002-2010 in Martin, Tennessee. He was a current member of the Hendersonville First United Methodist Church, and was always very active in church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Lovie Wiggins Harrison; his brothers, Melvin Harrison and Edgar Earl Harrison, Jr.; and his sisters, Mary Lou Harrison Hogg and Dorothy Harrison Harris.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sherry Rawls Harrison; his daughters, Vickie (Craig) Harrison Wade and Pamela Jo Harrison; his granddaughter, Ashley Victoria Wade; and his sisters, Linda Darnell and Doris Harrison.

floral squareHis family will receive friends on Friday, March 2, from 5:00pm until his Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 7:00pm from the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Rev. Don Hutcheson and Rev. Randy Goodman officiating. There will also be a gathering of family and friends at the First United Methodist Church in Martin, TN, on Sunday, March 4, from 2:00pm until a Celebration of Life service at 3:00pm.

Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  in Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Glenn Vann

Glenn VannGlenn Edwin Vann, age 82, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Centennial Ashland City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock pm, Wednesday, February 28th, at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Corey Minter, Bro. Tom Malone, and Bro. Barry Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery with Gilford Walker, Edwin Hogan, Donnie Kilgore, Terry Bracey, Terry Harris, and Van Vick serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Tuesday, February 27th, from 4:00-8:00PM and again on Wednesday at the church beginning at 1:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Vann was born on December 12, 1935 in Pleasant View, Tennessee to the late Billy and Louise Garrett Vann. He was retired from the United Methodist Publishing House, was a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon for forty-five years and taught Sunday School for over fifty years.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Clyde Vann, James Robert Vann; and brother-in-law, Argiel Lee Osborne.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 63 years, Christine Osborne Vann; daughter, Wanda (Sonny) King; granddaughter, Christi (Jason) Kilgore; and great-granddaughter, Josie Ann Kilgore.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Harmon Jones, Jr.

Harmon Jones, Jr.Harmon Harris Jones, Jr., age 81, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 at St. Thomas West in Nashville. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 2, 2018 at 2pm at Springfield Baptist Church with Dr. David Leavell, Brother Jim Fields and Jack McCall officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tommy Lyons, Gary Keyt, Nicholas Chiappina, Tristan Jones and Hunter Jones serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 12 Noon until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Jones was born October 27, 1936 in Ashland City to the late Harmon and Mildred Dempsey Jones, Sr. He was a farmer and businessman in Robertson County for many years. Just a few of his accomplishments include winning the Young Farmer Award at age 13, playing football at Springfield High School and TN Tech and attending the Masters Program at U.T. Knoxville. He was a TN Livestock Producer’s Market Agent, established the first storage facility in Robertson County and held the office of Director at Farmers Bank for 23 years including Chairman of the Board. He was a member of the Civitan Club, the White Oak Fishing Club and The Gideon’s International and taught children’s bible class for 25 years at Springfield Baptist Church where he was a member for 73 years.

In addition to his parents Mr. Jones is preceded in death by his sister, Jacqueline Jones Helms. He is survived by his wife, Anne Bowman Jones; sons, Harmon Harris (Jennifer) Jones, III of Thompson Station and Robert Garner Jones of Springfield; daughter, Kimberly Watson (Paolo) Chiappina of Lockport, NY; grandchildren, Nicholas (Marissa) Chiappina, Francesca (Marouan Ben Guirat) Chiappina, Jessica floral squareJones, Tristan Jones, Hunter Jones and Emily Jones; and great-grandchild, Elaina Ben Guirat.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made Springfield Baptist Church, Deer Run Camps and Retreats or to The Gideon’s International. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Frances “Sue” White

Frances "Sue" WhiteFrances “Sue” White, age 70 of Greenbrier passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Monday, Feb. 26th and 10am to 11am on Tuesday, Feb. 27th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, Feb. 27th at the funeral home with Rev. Jack Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens.
She was born April 14, 1947 in Hazard, KY to the late Eugene and Sallie Riddle Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roger L. White.

She was a Pharmacy Tech at Walmart. She loved sewing, cooking, reading, crocheting, loving her family and raising her four daughters.

She is survived by daughters, Billie Jo White, Katherine (Travis) Holliman, Karen Thomas, Tracey White; brothers, Marvin Lewis, Charles (Roberta) Lewis, Sr., floral squareRonald (Lynn) Lewis, Sr.; sister, Patsy (Jeff) Nielsen; grandchildren, Kristus Thomas, Colt Holliman, Jozef Thomas, David Gladitsch, Alexander Gladitsch and Gabriel Thomas.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203-2003.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Shirley Marie Thibeault

Shirley Marie ThibeaultShirley Marie Canella Thibeault, age 93 of Springfield passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at Skyline Medical Center.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 5th, 4pm to 8pm and on Tuesday, March 6th 10am to 11am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service will be 11:00 am on Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
She was born on March 25, 1924 in New Orleans, LA to the late Vincent and Marie Singleton Cannella. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred R. floral squareThibeault, 1 brother and 2 sisters.

She was a homemaker and had been a professional singer with opera training.
She is survived by her son, Howard (Donnell) Stanley; grandchildren, Gerald Stanley, Keith (Gwen) Stanley; great-grandchildren, Joseph Stanley, Ashley Stanley, Trent Stanley, Anthony Stanley and one great-great-grandchild, Molly Seals.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Lila Thomsen

Lila ThomsenLila Amanda Thomsen, age 89, of Cedar Hill, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Waters of Springfield. The family will receive friends at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 5-8pm. The service will be in the chapel on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1pm with Martin Babb officiating.

Her remains will be conveyed to White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy, Michigan.

Mrs. Thomsen was born March 17, 1928 in Milan, Michigan to the late Otto and Clara Dorow.

Her husband, William Howard Thomsen, Sr., sisters, Alice Bilisky, Delphine Dusenberry, Elna Dorow and brothers, Ivan Dorow and Lional Dorow also preceded her in death.

Lila was a member of Springfield Baptist Church in Springfield. She worked at ACE Hardware Store in Royal Oak, Michigan many years before moving to Tennessee where she worked at Lowe’s in Clarksville, Jackson, Tullahoma and Springfield, Tennessee. She retired at the age of 82.

Surviving her are her son and daughter-in-law, William H. and Marion Gaye Thomsen, Jr. of Cedar Hill, Tennessee; grandchildren: Edward (Beth) Thomsen of Pleasant View, TN, Brian (Vanessa) Thomsen of Whispering Pines, NC, Marcus (Jean) Batten of Paragould, AR, Michael (Bridgett) Batten of Paragould, AR, Steven floral square(Denise) Batten of Clarksville, TN; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Brandon, Kyle, Zachary, Paige and Spencer Thomsen, Wyatt, Cato, Jax, Cody, Colton and Chelsea Batten, Megan Peterson, Rossi Morgan and Jessica Watson. She also had six great-great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon’s International. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Phillip Avery Oakley

Phillip Avery  OakleyPhillip Avery Oakley, age 37 of Hendersonville, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was a Basshead who loved his music. He loved saltwater fish tanks, and he was a very accomplished person who could do whatever he wanted to when he set his mind to it.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Ann Stoneburner Oakley; his mother, Catherine LeFluer; his sons, Ezariah Oakley, Andrew Buchanan, and Aida Tatum; his daughters Lily Oakley and Madelyn Tatum; and his brother, Justin Marlow.

floral squareHis family will receive friends on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 2:00pm until his Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 4:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.

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Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Lila Thomsen

Lila Amanda Thomsen, age 89, of Cedar Hill, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Waters of Springfield. The family will receive friends at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 5-8pm. The service will be in the chapel on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1pm with Martin Babb officiating.

Her remains will be conveyed to White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy, Michigan.

Mrs. Thomsen was born March 17, 1928 in Milan, Michigan to the late Otto and Clara Dorow.

Her husband, William Howard Thomsen, Sr., sisters, Alice Bilisky, Delphine Dusenberry, Elna Dorow and brothers, Ivan Dorow and Lional Dorow also preceded her in death.

Lila was a member of Springfield Baptist Church in Springfield. She worked at ACE Hardware Store in Royal Oak, Michigan many years before moving to Tennessee where she worked at Lowe’s in Clarksville, Jackson, Tullahoma and Springfield, Tennessee. She retired at the age of 82.

Surviving her are her son and daughter-in-law, William H. and Marion Gaye Thomsen, Jr. of Cedar Hill, Tennessee; grandchildren: Edward (Beth) Thomsen of Pleasant View, TN, Brian (Vanessa) Thomsen of Whispering Pines, NC, Marcus (Jean) Batten of Paragould, AR, Michael (Bridgett) Batten of Paragould, AR, Steven floral square(Denise) Batten of Clarksville, TN; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Brandon, Kyle, Zachary, Paige and Spencer Thomsen, Wyatt, Cato, Jax, Cody, Colton and Chelsea Batten, Megan Peterson, Rossi Morgan and Jessica Watson. She also had six great-great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon’s International. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Betty Kate Townsend

Betty Kate TownsendElizabeth “Betty Kate”, as the family called her, Townsend, age 99, of Springfield, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at NHC Healthcare. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:30pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend Clay Burchett officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Jarrod Holman, Justin Holman, Corey Richardson, Mike Sprenger and Bob Sneed serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 1pm until the hour of service at 2:30pm.

Mrs. Townsend was born August 31, 1918 in Springfield to the late William and Elizabeth Woodard Miles. She was an English Professor at Union University and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Barbourville, KY. They both were employed by Union College in Barbourville, Ky. He was the vice president of Development of the college and she was an English professor until she retired. They spent most of their lives at Union College which is called the first College in the Mountains of Kentucky. They have an annex named after them on campus called the Milton & Betty Townsend Annex. Betty received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western State Univ. in Bowling Green, Ky. She taught at Springfield High School, Coopertown School in Robertson County, Bowling Green High School, Western State University and at Union College in Barbourville, Ky. Her family on her mother’s and father’s side were of early pioneer families that came to Tn in the late 1700’s and many family still live in Robertson County. Teaching was in her blood. Her grandmother taught Sunday School. Her mother graduated from Peabody College in the late 1800’s and taught school in Robertson County. Her niece, Kathy Jones Sneed is also a teacher. Even though she had no children, her students fondly remember her style of teaching English some are teachers today because of her. Betty was an accomplished pianist and played for her church as well as the college vocal groups. Her students remembered her as being very strict on the usage of the English language and a disciplined teacher of the usage of English words.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Townsend is preceded in death by her husband, Milton Houck Townsend and her brothers, William Miles and John Miles. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Miles Jones of Springfield; nieces, Kathy (Bob) Jones Sneed of Cedar Hill, Evelyn Duval of Chattanooga and Nancy (Mike) Sprenger of Crossville; and nephews, William (Caffie) Jones of Springfield and Richard (Jana) Jones of Goodlettsville.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, family members and friends are asked to make contributions to the Betty and Milton Townsend Endowed Scholarship at Union College for a student majoring in English, in Barbourville, Ky. Also donations to our public library in Springfield, The Stokes Brown Public Library. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

The family would especially want to thank all the people at NHC Health Care and Nursing Home for their wonderful attention and loving care of Betty Kate. She loved all who tended to her needs.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Argie Temple Graves

Argie Temple GravesAge 75 of White House passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Alive Hospice Madison Campus. She was born September 30, 1942 in Orlinda, TN to Amon Obed and Bertha Pardue Graves. She worked as a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents; 5 brothers, Edward, L.V., Eldon, Estle and J.T. Graves; 4 sisters, Evarine Morris, Mavarine England, Ethyl Jarman and Christine Broadrick.

She is survived by her 2 brothers, Clifford (Sue) Graves and Orby (Barbara) Graves, both of White House, TN; many nieces and nephews.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Sunday, February 25, 2018 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Jason Malham officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:30-2:30pm at the funeral home.

Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN

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Obituary for Larry Carrigan

Larry CarriganLarry Wayne Carrigan, Sr., age 78, of Joelton, died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock am, on Monday, February 26th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Bruce Lowhorn officiating. Burial will follow in Joelton Hills Memory Gardens with Josh Carrigan, Joey Carrigan, Justin Blair, Philip Smith, Dean Baker, Bubba Staggs, and Johnny Staggs serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, February 25th, from 2:00-6:00PM and again on Monday beginning at 9:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Carrigan was born on January 6, 1940 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Jack and Thursel Albert Carrigan. He was a retired carpet layer and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Carrigan; son, floral squareJess Carrigan; and brother, Billy Carrigan.

Survivors include his son, Wayne Carrigan; brother, Richard “Dot” (Ruby) Carrigan; grandchildren, Allison (Justin) Blair, Josh Carrigan, Joey Carrigan, Michelle Carrigan, Lori (Ronnie) Alderidge, and Crystal Allen; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Geraldine Binkley

Geraldine BinkleyGeraldine Binkley, age 81, of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Spring Meadows Healthcare.

Her remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 o’clock pm, Sunday, February 25th in the Sycamore Chapel Church of Christ cemetery with Robert Lee Hand officiating. Burial will follow with Timmy Boyd, Jerry Boyd, Jason Boyd, Jessie Boyd, Randall Mayo, and Judy Mayo serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, February 25th from 12 noon- 1:30PM.

Mrs. Binkley was born on March 9, 1936 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Clinton Owen and Annie Mai Boyd. She was a retired cafeteria manager with the floral squareCheatham County school system and was a member of the church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Randy Binkley; and brother, Larry Boyd.

Survivors include her husband, Howard Binkley; nephews, Timmy Boyd, Jerry Boyd, and Jason Boyd; and great-nephew, Jessie Boyd.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Edgar Eugene Dresslar Sr.

Edgar Eugene Dresslar Sr.Edgar Eugene Dresslar, Sr. age 76 of Goodlettsville passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at his residence.

No services are planned.

Mr. Dresslar was born in Topeka, KS October 23, 1941 to the late Bascomb Orman and Vera Nesmith Dresslar. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Taylor.

He was a retired Butcher with Harris-Teeter.

floral squareHe is survived by son, Edgar E. (Deb) Dresslar, Jr. of Greenbrier; daughter, Teri Hammonds of KS; brother, Jack (Carol) Dresslar; sister, “Beanie” Fiser; grandchildren, Briley Dresslar, Ryan Coats and great-grandchild, Bentley Coats.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier is in charge of these arrangements.

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